Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

The New York Times & CBS Feature New Art Installation at CIA

"Gastrotypographicalassemblage" is a 33-foot-wide, eight-foot-tall, three-dimensional mural that hung in the CBS cafeteria from the 1960s through 1980s, where only the company’s employees could appreciate it. Lou's WallAfter being saved from the trash heap in 1989, the piece had no home—until now. The 1,650 individual letters spelling out culinary expressions and 65 food-related objects that make up this unique artwork are now on display in the new Marriott Pavilion on the CIA's Hyde Park campus.

The work was the brainchild of legendary CBS Art Director Lou Dorfsman, and is affectionately known as "Lou's Wall." The twists and turns of how Lou's Wall found its way to the CIA to be put on public display for the first time ever has been the subject of feature stories by CBS This Morning and The New York Times, where “Building Blocks” columnist David W. Dunlop called it "the perfect backdrop for commencement snapshots." 

Commencement ceremonies, industry leadership conferences, lectures by luminaries of the food world, and other special events are held in the Marriott Pavilion, which opened in March and was dedicated on May 1.

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Phone: 845-452-9600